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Hawkins County, Tennessee County Transportation

Hawkins County is accessible via 4-lane U. S. 11-W and connects with U. S. Highway 25E, 15 miles southwest of Rogersville. Interstate 81, which parallels U.S. 11-W, is only 10 miles to the south. 1-75 is 60 miles away, and 1-40 is only 35 miles to the southwest.

A statewide network of railroads connects Hawkins County with all regional and national markets. The county is served by Norfolk-Southern and CSX Rail Systems with piggyback service available in the Kingsport and Morristown areas.

Rail freight delivery time from Hawkins County features second morning delivery to the southeast quadrant and fourth day delivery to 70% of America's markets.

Sixty-five common carriers are licensed to serve Hawkins County. Major firms offering daily service to the county include: Roadway Freight, Consolidated Freight, Smith Transfer, and A. J. Metler. All offer second day service to 70% of America's markets.

Tri-Cities Airport, located 30 miles east of Phipps Bend, provides commercial air service. The airport is served by U.S. Air, Comair, ASA, United Express, and Northwest. The airport has 34 arrivals and departures daily.

McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, located 70 miles southwest of Rogersville, also provides commercial air service. Major airlines serving McGhee-Tyson include: Delta, U.S. Air, United, American, and Northwest. Both Tri-Cities and McGhee-Tyson have connections to major hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Dallas-Fort Worth, and New York.

Hawkins County's own airport, located in Surgoinsville, has a modern 3,500 ft. paved runway and is completely lighted.

Hawkins County is served by Federal Express, Overnight Express, United Parcel Service, Purolator Courier Corporation, Emory Worldwide, and DHL Express.

Passenger service and small package express service is provided.